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  • National Commission on Military National and Public Service Forum Part 2
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    Military and Public Service Policy Forum, Day 1, Part 2

    The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (NCMNPS) held a hearing on potential policies to encourage or require military, national, and public service from all…

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  • All Volunteer Force  30 Years of Service
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    All Volunteer Force: 30 Years of Service

    Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the all-volunteer U.S. Armed Forces, military experts and others talked about the end of the military draft and the history of the creation of an…

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  • Gulf War Illnesses
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    Gulf War Illnesses

    Defense Department officials reported that the use of pesticides during the Persian Gulf War probably did not cause symptoms of the illnesses. They answered questions from the media.

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  • AntiHarassment Plan
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    Anti-Harassment Plan

    Military officials expressed regret at the brutal murder of Barry Winchell, a gay soldier in Kentucky. They briefed reporters on an ongoing investigation into the command climate of the…

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  • Persian Gulf War Illnesses
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    Persian Gulf War Illnesses

    Witnesses testified about the possible health effects of the drug pyridostigmine bromide (PB) on veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. A recent RAND Corporation study indicated that…

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  • Gulf War Syndrome Report
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    Gulf War Syndrome Report

    Officials spoke to reporters about a report on Gulf War Syndrome linking the disease to a drug given to U.S. troops to protect against nerve gas. They said that more research into the…

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  • Military Nominations Hearing
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    Military Nominations Hearing

    Committee members questioned several nominees for Defense Departments positions about their qualifications and their perceptions on numerous defense issues. The nominees included Richard…

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  • Gulf War Illness Report
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    Gulf War Illness Report

    Mr. Rostker briefed reporters on a report he presented to Secretary Cohen on the first year of the special investigation into Gulf War Illness. He stressed that many possible causes have…

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  • Gulf War Illness
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    Gulf War Illness

    Mr. Rostker discussed new findings about the number of U.S. troops exposed to gas during the Perisan Gulf War in 1991. Mr. Bacon gave background information on the findings and said that…

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  • Gulf War Illness
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    Gulf War Illness

    Dr. Rostker discussed the investigation into the cause of symptoms expereienced by servicemen of the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Prior to that Mr. Doubleday made annonucements and answered…

    42 views
  • Gulf War Illnesses Research
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    Gulf War Illnesses Research

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from administration officials and Gulf War veterans on the U.S. investigation into Gulf War illnesses. The committee had looked at a medical research…

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  • Gulf War Illness Investigation
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    Gulf War Illness Investigation

    Mr. Rostker, who is heading the Defense Department continuing investigation into Gulf War illnesses released his latest report on the matter. He stated that a classified CIA document shows…

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  • Gulf War Illnesses
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    Gulf War Illnesses

    Committee members heard testimony from the top allied field commander during the Persian Gulf War and a Defense Department special investigator concerning illnesses which have stricken…

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  • Gulf War Illnesses Report
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    Gulf War Illnesses Report

    During the daily Department of Defense briefing, Deputy Secretary White, Assistant Secretary Joseph and Mr. Rostker reacted to the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses final…

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  • Gulf War Illnesses
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    Gulf War Illnesses

    Deputy Secretary White announced that Mr. Rostker would head a deeper investigation into Gulf War illnesses with an additional $27 million in funding. Mr. Rostker then briefed reporters on…

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